Our strength stems from the diversity of people working at Gide.
Diversity of backgrounds
Our lawyers are of 35 different nationalities and are admitted to 41 bars throughout the world. These different backgrounds and talents illustrate the universal values that we defend on a daily basis:
A human dimension that forms the basis of all our legal actions
An openness to the world beyond all borders
Gide is well aware of the importance of equality issues within our society as a whole, and more specifically within the business world and our bar association. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that women can achieve their full professional potential within the field of corporate law and have always upheld the principle of equal pay. We organise in-house training programmes designed to make gender balance a concrete reality. In addition, Gide has initiated discussions, unique within the field of corporate law in France, on non-linear career development and tools to help promote its female associates.
This policy aims to enhance the visibility and influence of promising female lawyers and to make gender balance amongst partners one of our strengths, whilst still of course respecting each individual's choices. To achieve this, we have implemented a number of specific programmes for female associates to support them at key stages in their careers, through training and mentoring.
Gide now has equal numbers of male and female associates and the proportion of female partners is increasing all the time. The firm has agreed on a target of 30% female partners by 2025.